Syabu worth RM3.24mil seized near Padang Besar

KANGAR: The Third Batallion of General Operations Force (GOF) in Bidor, Perak, seized 98.3kg of syabu estimated to be worth RM3.24mil during a patrol near Padang Besar on Monday (Feb 19).

Padang Besar OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Shokri Abdullah said a team comprising one officer and eight personnel members discovered five black plastic bags during a patrol under Op Taring Wawasan Kedah/Perlis around 3am.

Upon inspection, the team found white sacks within all five bags, containing 93 Chinese tea packets suspected to be concealing syabu powder weighing 98.3kg.

"The police observed for three hours but found no individuals approaching the black plastic bags. All items were then seized and taken to the Padang Besar police headquarters for further investigation,” he said in a statement on Thursday (Feb 22).

ACP Mohd Shokri said the drugs were believed to have been smuggled through illegal routes, namely through holes in the Malaysia-Thailand border fence near Padang Besar, intended for the market in the northern peninsula.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.- Bernama

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